Is This Journalism? Enquirer Tracks John Edwards, Alleging They've Caught Him in Secret Mistress/Love Child Meeting
Update: The Wonkette has weighed in on this story:
"The important question is not “Why is John Edwards cheating on his wife who had cancer?” We know that answer: He’s a Democratic politician. They have affairs with ladies. The important question is “Why do we have to hear about this again now?”
Original story follows.
As Sen. John Edwards continues to be floated as a possible VP candidate with Sen. Barack Obama, the National Enquirer continues its ongoing campaign to out what the publication says is Edwards' secret mistress and love child. Edwards, a married senator whose wife is battling cancer, has previously denied all allegations--but now the Enquirer says it has surveillance proof.
Question--is this journalism? Is this stalking? If Edwards does have an extra-marital relationship, is it relevant and if so, how? What do you think about the ambush technique the National Enquirer reporters and photographers used?
ice Presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards was caught visiting his mistress and secret love child at 2:40 this morning in a Los Angeles hotel by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.
The married ex-senator from North Carolina - whose wife Elizabeth continues to battle cancer -- met with his mistress, blonde divorcée Rielle Hunter, at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night, July 21 - and the NATIONAL ENQUIRER was there! He didn't leave until early the next morning.
Rielle had driven to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara with a male friend for the rendezvous with Edwards. The former senator attended a press event Monday afternoon with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the topic of how to combat homelessness.
But a months-long NATIONAL ENQUIRER investigation had yielded information that Rielle and Edwards, 54, had arranged to secretly meet afterward and for the ex-senator to spend some time with both his mistress and the love child who he refuses to publicly acknowledge as his own.